The PHOENIX STORM is a tackle football club in the North Valley committed to the safety, skills and character development of our youth.

Up Next - 2019 Playoffs



​​5 Storm teams earned either a first round bye or home field as the PHX AYF regular season comes to an end and the playoffs take center stage.  The JPW and Storm Navy can punch their tickets with a single win, having earned byes in the Quarterfinals.   Mitey Mite sit atop the right side of the bracket at #2 and will host the #7 Patriots, a team they dominated 2 weeks earlier.  Cadets have learned a lot over the last 4 weeks and hope to take the experience into the playoffs and on the road to face the Firebirds.  Pee Wee Silver has redemption in mind as they face the formidable Rams, while JRM Silver and Navy get ready to take on each other in a #3 v. #6 match-up. 

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In the past, The Phoenix Storm has strongly supported Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this season we are broadening the awareness to focus on the NFL Crucial Catch campaign.  Each Storm player will receive a Crucial Catch sticker to be affixed to the back of their helmet to bring awareness to cancer prevention and support. 

As mentioned above, the Crucial Catch Campaign has expanded the focus from awareness to prevention.  We encourage you to take and pass along the Defender quiz sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the NFL at https://thedefender.cancer.org/.  Additionally, if you would like to donate directly to Crucial Catch, you may do so at https://donate3.cancer.org/?campaign=nfl.  

About Crucial Catch

The NFL, its clubs, players, the NFL Players Association, and the American Cancer Society are committed to the fight against cancer. Crucial Catch expands the impact of the NFL's work around breast cancer to address multiple types of cancer through early detection and risk reduction.

As part of the expanded Crucial Catch campaign, the NFL and American Cancer Society teamed to develop and provide individuals nationwide with The Defender, a free digital assessment tool that helps consumers better understand and reduce their cancer risk. The tool provides users with personalized, quick and informative recommendations on how they can take action and adapt their lifestyles to reduce their risk of cancer.

While all teams will support the overall league message of early detection and risk reduction, each team has elected to support either a specific cancer or multiple cancers for its 2019 Crucial Catch game



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WHAT :    Our annual 5 session Football Clinic designed to prepare your boys for a successful

                 fall tackle football season and introduction to our coaches and returning players.      

                 The clinic focuses on football fundamentals, agility drills and an approach designed                  to expose the participants to ALL positions, while providing skill specific instruction

                 for the more advanced player.  This year, we are including 7/7 - Big Man            

                 sessions for players Jr. Pee Wee and up and the Speed and Strength U 

                 Combine ($40 value).

                 The clinic is a non-contact drill based camp, so no helmets or pads will be required

                 (mouthpieces recommended).  The clinics are led by Storm and High school coaches.

                 Each skills session is facilitated with the assistance of former college football players

                 and current Storm and other local youth football coaches


WHEN:     Sundays - 3/31; 4/7; 4/14 (Combine); 4/28; 5/5

TIME:        5:00PM  - 7:00PM

WHERE:   Pinnacle High School (Varsity Field)

                 3535 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050

COST:      $125* (Final 4 Sessions, Includes Clinic Dri-Fit shirt and Combine)                          

                      *$75 for additional siblings

NOTES     Shorts, Athletic shoes or rubber cleats, water, mouthpiece (optional)


WHAT:    Speed & Strength U brings their expertise to the Storm and facilitate the Combine.

                Knowing where your skills stack up is one of the key ways to improve anything -

                especially an athlete's performance.  This one day event offers athletes an

                opportunity to see how they compare with their peers and identify areas for


                The combine includes:

              * Fusion sport laser and hand held 40 yard dash

                      * Pro agility drill (5-10-5)

                      * Hand held three cone drill (L-drill)

                      * Standing broad jump

                      * Vertical jump

                      * 60 Yard Endurance Agility Test

                      * Hard copy of results same day

                      * Results posted on Phoenix Storm website

WHEN:   Sunday  Evening in April

TIME:      5:00PM - 8:00PM

WHERE:  Pinnacle High School (Varsity Field)

                3535 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050

COST:      Included with Clinic ($40 Value)














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The strength of our program is the quality of our coaches and the support we provide to ensure they are ready for the season.

We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2017 season for all divisions.  Click the button above for the Coaches Application and email our Coaching Coordinator Ken Smerz at


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TBD - Sun Devil Experience with Coach Herm
November 23rd - ASU v. Oregon (AYF Night)
UPDATE - JR PEE WEE Finish 3rd at Nationals!
Congratulations to the JR PEE WEE team on their second State Championship.  The Storm jumped out early and never looked back, forging their way to a dominating 33-0 win.   The team will now represent Phoenix AYF in the National Championships in early December.   
Coach Erskine Graves is looking to improve on their 4th place finish last season, taking his 20-1  combined Phoenix AYF record of 19-1 over the past 2 seasons to challenge the best teams in the country. 

The Cadets finished 4th out of 64 D1 teams that were vying for the National Championship, completing a dream season.  After upending  perennial National Championship contender Winston 49ers (VA) 31-7 propelling them to the semi-final, the Cadets came up against the Winston Hornets (DC), losing a hotly contested game 14-8 to the eventual National Champions. 


The 3rd place game was also a defensive battle, pitting the Southfield Falcons (MI) against our Cadets.  While the boys could use a late night of fun at Universal Studios and a schedule change from afternoon to morning to rationalize the loss, they didn't and you wouldn't know it by the way they played.  The Falcons had not given up a single point until the National Championships, and our boys played them tough, dropping the contest 13-6. 


On behalf of the Storm, we would like to thank the Cadet parents for their commitment and sacrifice and also the coaches and players of our first National Championship contending team.  


Storm CADETS Reign Supreme at Sun Devil Stadium!

The Storm Cadets dominated a Soldiers team full of Veteran Coaches (3 time National Champions) on Veteran’s Day to claim the second State Championship in the 5 year AYF history of the program and the first to earn a berth to Florida.  The Storm jumped out to an early lead with an 80 yard TD run and a pick 6, taking the Soldiers out of their game plan.  The defense played disciplined ball with numerous stops in the red zone and very few penalties.  It is on to Florida after the 27-0 shutout, and a bid for a National Championship!


The seasoned Junior Midget team, many of whom participated in the 2015 State Championship game fell short in their bid to end their 3 years together as State Champions.  The Scottsdale Firebirds team led by legendary coach Matt Frazier got way more than they expected, falling behind 8-6 in a game highlighted by bone crushing defense and big plays.  The difference in the game came on the opening kickoff of the second half, when the Firebirds return man broke a tackle and scampered into the end zone for a touchdown. 


The Storm 14U provided early excitement by taking an early 8-6 lead against the 2 time defending National Champion Chandler Bears.  After giving up a quick score, the 14U team answered on their first play from scrimmage, scoring on a 65 yard passing play.  The extra point marked the first time this season that the Bears had trailed in a game.  The undersized 14U battled on every play, never shying away from contact and kept their composure under relentless pressure.  The venue was the prize for this team, and they showed a lot of pride and determination representing the Storm valiantly.  


The State Championship games bring to a close the Storm Head Coaching careers of Sam Andrus and Mauri LeBlanc.   We would like to thank each for their volunteerism and assistance in building the reputation of the Phoenix Storm as the premier youth football program in the Valley.  As one of the Security Guards at Sun Devil Stadium and local AYF Coach put it, “The Storm is the Classiest program in PHXAYF!”

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Phoenix Storm Online Team Store is Now Open


Parents and Supporters of the Phoenix Storm can now purchase fan gear directly from our website.   Click Here to visit the Official Team Store of the Phoenix Storm and thank you for your support!

Storm Front - Off Season News


Storm 14U 7on7 Team Wins RedZone Elite Tournament


The Storm 14U rallied to win 4 straight games and win the highly competitive premier division in RedZone 7on7.  The Joe Libman coached team, with many of the players from the 2015 AYF Finalist team ran the table after an early loss.  Congratulations!

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All Play Foundation, Inc. is a registered non-profit providing underprivileged youth and youth organizations with funding support for a sport or recreational activity within their community.


  Thank you Encore Steel for your support and Hurricane Sponsorship

All Play Foundation supports under privileged youth and organizations across the Valley.   Please consider a donation today!


ASU/AYF Partnership

The Storm affiliation with AYF in 2017 includes an ASU Football Game Ticket and Clinic package with each registration.  Click on the AYF NIGHT button to see our 2017 event information on the July AYF/ASU Football and Cheer Experience on the practice  field at ASU .


Go Devils!!



2015 AYF/ASU Football and Cheer Experience


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